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CultureShock! Taiwan

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CultureShock! Taiwan is full of helpful advice on what to expect when you settle into the country and how to enjoy your stay in the country. This book shares insights into understanding Taiwanese traditions and values as well as the lifestyles of the Taiwanese and how to relate to them as friends and in business.

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Author:  Bates, Chris & Bates, Ling-Li

CultureShock! Taiwan is full of helpful advice on what to expect when you settle into the country and how to enjoy your stay in the country. This book shares insights into understanding Taiwanese traditions and values as well as the lifestyles of the Taiwanese and how to relate to them as friends and in business. Learn more about the main motivations and attitudes that shape the culture of the people and what you should do in order to build more lasting relationships with them. Also included is useful information on finding a home, understanding the language, handling tricky business negotiations and exploring the delicious (and sometimes shocking) Taiwanese cuisine. CultureShock! Taiwan will provide you with all you will need to explore this vibrant country and make it your home.

Wu Ling-li was born and bred in downtown Taipei. She grew up in an extended family of grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, and then tested her way up the academic ladder to win herself a place at Providence College, where she studied Business Science. Chris Bates lived in America for the first 17 years of his life, until he pursued a lifelong dream of training in Asian martial arts. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese Studies and spent his senior year at Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan. Through yuan fen (the principle that the fates of two people are inextricably entwined), Chris and Ling-li met whilst at college in Taichung in 1977. They were married a year later. Their life together has taken them on several tours of the United States, one tour of Taiwan, and three tours of Singapore. They have worked for Western companies and have certainly endured their share of culture shock. Much of their time has been spent at the interface of the expatriate and local communities.

About the Series

The CultureShock! series is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides for those travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style.

CultureShock! authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and helpful advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures.

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